The OSCE Presence in Albania (hereinafter ‘the Presence’) is implementing the Unified-budgetary project “Promoting and enhancing Human Rights Protection in Albania – phase IV”. It aims to support national authorities, institutions, and citizens to better understand, protect, promote, and respect human rights in Albania. It will contribute towards the achievement of SDG 10- Reduced Inequalities and SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Stronger Institutions. The project will particularly focus on supporting the enhancement of the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)’ capacities to monitor human rights, and to strengthen their institutional framework. In this context and recognising the significant role of the NHRIs in the national monitoring processes, as data providers and facilitators of participatory data collection, and fully acknowledging how discrimination issues and human rights violations affect men and women diversely, the Presence will further support the Albanian Human Rights Institutions, providing tools and training on monitoring human rights and discrimination issue.
The Project will focus on four main interlinked components:
i) Conducting needs assessment of CPD staff on monitoring and reporting, and development of Human Rights Monitoring manual/toolkit; ii) Training on Human Rights/anti-discrimination Monitoring; iii) Implementation of Monitoring tools and skills obtained from the training; iv) Regional exchange workshop between NHRIs on anti-discrimination;
Under component (i) and (ii), the Presence is seeking one International expert to a) draft a detailed section on the issue of Hate Speech for the manual/toolkit on monitoring discrimination issues, and b) to train NHRIs’ staff on the use of the Toolkit. The tool-kit shall reflect the current standards and practice in human rights monitoring, with dedicated chapters on women rights, gender-based violence, hate speech and national minorities. It shall align with best international standards on conducting monitoring and reporting as well as provide practical tools and recommendations on the steps of the process, including sample questionnaires, templates of databases/ statistics collection, modalities on how to handle sensitive information, how to treat abused/threatened complainers/reporters, etc. The Presence will organize a three-days training to increase the technical monitoring capacities of NHRIs staff, and will also provide dedicated sessions on the monitoring of women rights as well as the integration of gender perspective into the monitoring activity.
The Presence’s Rule of Law and Human Rights Department is looking for one International Expert in the field of Hate Speech, with specialization in human rights monitoring, to develop a manual/toolkit aimed at equipping and developing the capacities of Albanian NHRIs’ staff on monitoring, data collection and reporting, and training the NHRIs staff on its use. The international expert will work remotely.
Under the guidance of the Project Manager, the expert will:
1) Participate in a conference call organized by the Presence’s staff to discuss the specific structure, content, teaching methodology for the training and format of the consultancy service; 2) Prepare the section on Hate Speech for NHRIs, in English language. The tool-kit shall contain at least: o Applicable legal framework; o NHRIs best practices in monitoring Hate Speech o Principles of Human Rights and Hate Speech Monitoring; o Overview of International Standards on anti-discrimination and Hate Speech; o How to monitor Hate speech both online and offline. o Sample of Questionnaires, interview forms, report forms.
3) Preparing and submitting hand-out materials for the training participants. The format of the materials will be agreed upon with the Project staff; Training NHRIs Staff on the use of the pertaining section of the Manual/Toolkit on Hate Speech, in one of the three days of the training.
4) Collect feedback and recommendations from participants in the training through an online questionnaire; 5) Prepare a report on the training which include training program, teaching methodology used, day-to-day activities carried out, feedback and recommendations from participants, and recommendations for future training needs. The report on the training should be at least 5 pages long, Times New Roman 12, 1.5 space, justified; 6) Continuously liaise with and if necessary, seek advice from the OSCE Project Staff throughout the discharge of the consultancy activities.
4. Deliverables and performance indicators
1. Under Task/Responsibilities No. 2 above, by 30 June, 2021, submitting the first draft of the Manual/Toolkit section on Hate speech; 2. Under Task/Responsibility No. 2 above, by 15 July 2021, submitting the final section of the Manual/Toolkit as described therein (minimum 30 pages excluding annexes, which shall include inputs and request for changes provided by the Project staff); 3. Under Task/Responsibilities No. 3 above, by 30 July 2021, submitting a final training program for the training sessions; 4. Participating, by tentatively 10 September 2021, in at least one day of the training, to present, discuss, and train the audience on substantive and methodological tools of the manual/toolkit. The schedule of the training will be agreed between the International Expert, OSCE PiA Project team and the recipient NHRIs; 5. Under Task/Responsibilities No. 4 above, by 15 September 2021, drafting and delivering a questionnaire to be submitted online to the participants to the training; 6. Under Task/Responsibility No. 4 above, by 20 September 2021 and by 30 September 2021 respectively, submit the first draft and the final report on the delivered training.
• Advanced university degree in law, political sciences, social sciences or related field • At least 7 years of professional experience in Human Rights, Law, Sociology, or Political Sciences. • Professional experience in drafting monitoring tools, methodologies, guidelines, manuals in the field of human rights and/or anti-discrimination/hate speech • Excellent drafting skills and proficient level of English language. • Professional experience in monitoring Hate speech is highly desirable. • Experience on delivering training and capacity building activities • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds
• Professional experience in designing and implementing monitoring tools for NHRIs • Knowledge of the Albanian history, legal system and Human Rights context and developments.
The payment for this consultancy will be in line with OSCE applicable rates.
7. How to apply
All applications are due by 13 May 2021. If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/.
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The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.
Due to the current unpredictable situation, the start date may probably be revised according to the daily and rapidly evolving situation